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Next Chapter of Little Nightmares Revealed by Bandai Namco, Promising an Unforeseen Twist

Bandai Namco announces a new installment of Little Nightmares, but now with new developers and new game modes.

Next Chapter of Little Nightmares Revealed by Bandai Namco, Promising an Unforeseen Twist
Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

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Horror games have a very loyal audience. In addition to being highly popular among streamers, horror fans enjoy consuming a variety of games, each very different. The established presence of horror across all forms of audiovisual media makes it easy to envision and reimagine all sorts of video games for diverse audiences. That’s why it’s not surprising to find numerous cult titles and many companies specializing in creating them. Occasionally, these two aspects blend together, creating a unique synergy.

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This is what happened during the Gamescom Opening Light Live event, where a new installment of the famous franchise Little Nightmares was announced. However, the original studio Tarsier Studios won’t be behind it, as we’ve known since Embracer Studios acquired them in 2021, since the franchise rights remain with Bandai Namco.

That’s why for the third installment of the series, they have entrusted its development to Supermassive Games, a studio renowned for its cinematic horror games like Until Dawn, The Quarry, and titles from The Dark Picture Anthology. In any case, this won’t be the first time they take on a title from the franchise. The studio already handled the Enhanced Edition for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S of Little Nightmares 2, so they are more than familiar with the game.

Although we’ve only been able to glimpse a short trailer of the game, it seems that the tone and aesthetic of the first two games will be preserved. The main novelty of this third installment is the introduction of online cooperative play or solo play with an AI-controlled companion.

Little Nightmares 3 is set to release in 2024 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

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Álvaro Arbonés

Álvaro Arbonés

Cultural journalist and writer with a special interest in audiovisuals and everything that can be played. I'm not here to talk about my books, but you can always ask me about them if you're curious.

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